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KCC Paramedic Program Kingsborough Community College

KCC Paramedic Program Overview

The Kingsborough Community College (KCC) Paramedic Program is a 60-credit AAS in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) degree.  An Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) provides basic pre-hospital care and a Paramedic provides advanced pre-hospital care.  A Paramedic is the highest level of provider in the pre-hospital setting. The New York State Department of Health Bureau of EMS approved the KCC Paramedic Program on April 1, 2013, making it the first college-based program in Brooklyn. The graduate of the KCC paramedic program will be eligible to sit for the paramedic examination for NYC, NYS and the National Registry. Kingsborough is looking to start its first class as soon as September 2013.

The paramedic program will offer three tracks to its students:

  • Track A: a student with no college credits can enroll in the program and take 60 credits resulting in an AAS in EMS degree
  • Track B: a student who is already an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) will receive 6 college credits and will continue to take the remaining 54 credits of the KCC paramedic program.
  • Track C: a student who is already a paramedic will receive 36 college credits and will continue to take the remaining 24 credits of the KCC paramedic program.

Kingsborough Community College has invested a significant amount of space and resources to prepare the learning environment for its students. KCC has developed a state of the art Simulation Center for Emergency Care and the Health Sciences which uses the latest high-fidelity human manikins.  The KCC Paramedic Program is the first program of a long-term strategic plan to develop an Allied Health Sciences department at Kingsborough.  Other programs that are currently being developed include Sleep Technology, Respiratory Therapy and Occupational Therapy Assistant.

Students enrolled in the KCC Paramedic Program will be able to conduct their clinical rotations at various hospitals including trauma centers in New York City.  One unique feature of the KCC Paramedic Program includes a partnership with an international paramedic program where KCC students will be able to visit and observe the role of a paramedic in another country. Furthermore, Kingsborough has selected the leading EMS professionals to lead this new program and make it the best college-based paramedic program in the region.

 
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